Suspect Arrested In Portage County For Dragging A Police Officer

Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force

Ravenna, Ohio – Friday morning, members of the Akron and Youngstown Divisions of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF), the Ravenna Police Department and the Portage County Drug Unit arrested Nicholas Roman, 22.

Wednesday evening, a police officer with the North Jackson Police Department attempted a traffic stop on Roman in the 2500 block of Salem-Warren Rd.During the stop Roman grabbed the officer’s arm and the officer was dragged by the vehicle.The officer was able to free himself and was taken to the hospital for his injuries.

Members of the task force located Roman in the 300 block of East Highland Rd. in Ravenna early this morning.Upon entry into the home Roman was hiding in a bathtub and was non-compliant with officers upon arrest.Roman will be held in the Portage County jail for outstanding active warrants until he can be transferred to Mahoning County jail to face the charges of attempted murder and felonious assault against the North Jackson Police Officer.

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “Day in and day out members of the law enforcement community work to keep their communities safe from people like this.Quick work by members of the task force and an outstanding partnership with the local agencies keep criminals like this from being on the run.”

Anyone with information concerning any wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833), or you can send a web tip at the following webpage Reward money is available and tipsters may remain anonymous.

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